Desiree Shayer '12 and Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies David
Freidenreich will give a talk about Jews in higher education in the
early 20th century at the Association for Jewish Studies conference Dec.
A magazine started by Jenny Chen '12 and her brother to promote social change was recently featured in the Washington Post. JJ Express has won many grants and awards, most recently a first-place prize from Scholastic Media and the Hands On Network.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named Betsy Bowen '76, a Fairfield University professor of English and and director of the writing center, Connecticut's 2010 Professor of the Year.
Alice Rivlin, co-chair of a task force that on Nov. 17 released its plan to reduce America's deficit, delivered the Grossman Lecture in economics at Colby in April. Audio of the talk, "Can Our Political System Handle the Economic Challenges We Face?" is online.
Colby will receive a $2 million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation to create and endow the Harold Alfond Director of Athletics position and to provide support for varsity programs, President William D. Adams announced Nov. 18. Read more.
The 122nd Colby-Bowdoin football game decides 2010's CBB title Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The final game for Nick Tucker 11j (Sentinel article) and other seniors continues a historic rivalry and will be webcast.
Inject sulfur dioxide into the air to lower global temperatures? Grow algae in the ocean to absorb carbon dioxide? Geoengineering may be possible, says Professor James Fleming on NPR's All Things Considered, but it raises more questions than answers.
Devon Anderson '09 and Jonathan Guerrette '09, both graduates of Colby and Dartmouth's dual-degree engineering program, are finalists in the National Collegiate Inventors Competition for their surgical sponge that can harmlessly degrade if left inside a patient's body.
A leading expert on the history of climate engineering, Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James Fleming discussed his recent book, Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control, on an Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio show. Listen here.
Colby is celebrating the conclusion of the Reaching the World campaign, which raised $376 million for financial aid, campus improvements, enhancing academics, and more. Photos of the Oct. 15 on-campus celebration are online.